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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Welcome Back Luncheon at the Duportail House

297 Adams Dr., Chesterbrook, PA 19087

11:00 am Tour of Jones Log Barn by Pattye Benson, President of Tredyffrin Preservation Trust

11:30 am Luncheon

This year’s luncheon will be at the historic Duportail House. It is a hidden gem in a residential neighborhood! The house dates from 1740 and became the headquarters of the Continental Army’s Chief Engineer, General Louis Lebegue Duportail, during the Encampment of 1777-78. It will be the perfect space for our group with inside formal seating and a tented space for socializing if it’s a nice day. There is plenty of parking adjacent to the house which is just a few steps from the Jones Log Barn.

Join us to reconnect with members, find out what is planned for the upcoming year and hear from Patty Benson about the current plans for the Jones Log Barn and what it took to bring the project to fruition. CBGC donated to this project before it became a reality.

RSVP: Please respond on this site whether or not you are coming.

What to bring? We are asking all attendees to contribute either a table ready side dish, salad, dessert or beverage such as a bottle of wine, seltzer or cider. Please contact Sue Heist directly at to find out what to bring. Volunteers for set-up & clean-up are also needed.

Location: The Duportail House is located off Adams Drive at the intersection of Chesterbrook Blvd.   Please park and drop off your dish with one of our Greeters prior to attending the tour of the Jones Log Barn.

Members and Guests: No charge!

Monday, October 23, 2023

Tyler Arboretum Garden Tour

515 Painter Rd., Media, PA 19063

10:30 am  Tour begins

Join us for the one hour guided “From Woodlands to Meadows” tour to experience the gorgeous fall colors of the season!

An optional casual picnic lunch will be provided on site following the tour.

RSVP Deadline: October 18, 2023  No refunds after October 20, 2023

Members: $10   Guests: $23  Lunch: $15

Monday, November 27, 2023

Watercolor Artist Pam McKee

St. John’s Lutheran Church

11:30 AM

Professional watercolor botanical artist, Pam McKee will guide us in making our own watercolor notecards! She will be providing blank notecards and envelopes, watercolor paints, brushes and a reference handout for everyone attending. This should be a truly unique opportunity to try watercolor painting and be creative!!

Be sure to bring your CBGC apron!

RSVP Deadline: November 17, 2023!

Members: $10.00 Guests: $15

Exhibit: “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Create an arrangement reflecting the holiday season whether it be winter, Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Holiday Luncheon at Overbrook Country Club

799 Godfrey Rd., Villanova, PA 19085

11:30 am

Take a break from the mad rush of the holiday season! Relax and join fellow club members for a truly beautiful, upscale luncheon.

The event begins in the Living Room with live music, passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. We then adjourn to the Solarium for a light lunch of soup, an entree salad with grilled chicken, cookies and coffee/tea. Please indicate in the Notes section at Checkout if you would like Vegetable Lasagna rather than the entree salad.

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, November 22, 2023 EXTENDED to 11/27/23

Members: $40 Guests: $40

In keeping with the season of giving, please bring a gift card in the $20-$25 range to donate to a local shelter or non-profit. This year we will be giving the gift cards to St. Mary’s Franciscan shelter in Phoenixville.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Honey Bees-the good, the bad and the ugly!

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 AM  

A representative of the local Chester County Beekeepers Assn. will fill us in on the joys and hazards of beekeeping as a hobby and how to identify a swarm of bees which could take up residence in your home!!

Exhibit Theme: “Earthy Bouquet”-Incorporate fruits or vegetables into an arrangement.

Members & Guests: No Charge

Monday, February 26, 2024

Potted Succulents Make and Take-

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA 

11:30 AM

Gayle Slaybaugh and Sue Strong will guide us in planting multiple succulents in an especially attractive container. Take home a pot ready for display either inside or outside your home.

Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting but only those who have already signed up for the project will be able to take one home.

RSVP Deadline: January 26, 2024. Sign-up is now CLOSED. There are only 26 containers available for the project and 27 people have already signed up.

Members: $15  Guests: $25

Please bring gardening gloves and your CBGC apron and a small trowel.

Monday, March 25, 2024

A New Take on Container Gardening

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 am

Krystal Snyder from Penn State’s SE Agricultural Research & Extension Center, will present a program explaining how certain plants do well together based on factors NOT visible to the naked eye. It could be the Ph of the soil that is needed or the type of fertilizer etc. Who knew? This should be especially timely right when the CBGC Plant Sale is in full swing!

Exhibit theme: “O Solo Mio”-Present a single flower in an interesting, unique way.

Members & Guests: No Charge!

Monday, April 22, 2024

Vinca Wreath Make and Take-Limit of 30   SOLD OUT!! 

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 AM  

Gayle Slaybaugh and Sue Strong will lead us in planting and weaving potted vinca vines around a wreath form secured inside a decorative container. The finished product should grow into a beautiful, living arrangement for inside or outside your home.

Please bring gardening gloves and your CBGC apron.

RSVP Deadline: April 8, 2024

Members: $15   Guests: $25

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Tour of Wyck Historic Garden and Farm

6026 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144

11:00 am Tour begins  Please meet at 10:45 am.

Join us for a private guided tour of this National Historic Landmark property. The Rose Garden dating back to the early 1800’s features over fifty varieties of roses growing in the original plan for the property. Bloom season runs from mid-May to mid-June so we hope to see a gorgeous display!

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Carpooling is strongly recommended due to only on street parking.

RSVP Deadline: May 14, 2024 Extended!!  Reservations are now closed!

Tour: Members $10,  Guests $10

Lunch: Bring your own sandwich. We will provide water bottles and cookies!

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